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Fourteen arrested in Utah meth sting

Published July 31, 2013 10:57 pm

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Police in Weber County say they have arrested 14 people and seized $400,000 in a four-county methamphetamine bust.

On Tuesday, the Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force wrapped up an investigation that began in 2012 and arrested four people accused of being at the top of the delivery chain. Two men in Taylorsville and West Jordan are accused of dealing large amounts of meth to another West Jordan man, who would allegedly delivered it to a man in Uintah City. The man in Uintah City then broke the pounds of meth into smaller quantities and sold it to distributers in Utah, Davis, Weber and Cache counties.

In June, officers arrested seven accused distributors in Ogden, Brigham City, North Ogden, and Thayne, Wyo. On Tuesday, they served search warrants at the suspects homes in West Jordan, Taylorsville and Uintah City as well as an address in Layton, police wrote in a press release Wednesday.

The four suspected dealers were arrested, along with a woman who allegedly was in possession of methamphetamine at one of the West Jordan homes and the father of the accused Uintah City dealer, who is suspected of trying to destroy evidence when the search warrant was served.

Three pounds of meth was uncovered, police wrote.

The FBI also was involved in the investigation.